Design2Fab sheet metal layout software makes it easy to create HVAC duct, mechanical, kitchen, industrial, roofing, and other specialty fitting layouts. Engineered to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and lay out flat patterns, Design2Fab gives sheet metal fabricators, HVAC shops, and MEP contractors the ability to create complex custom fitting layouts in minutes, rather than hours.

Computer Nesting Software


System Requirements



    The Hypertherm difference

    Brought to you by the cutting experts with 50 years of experience and more than 160 cutting technology related patents to their name.

    Ease of use

    Even a beginner to the sheet metal trade can immediately start making fittings with a complete range of templates.


    Export patterns to DXF for automated cutting, export to HPGL for printing to a plotter, or lay out patterns manually using XY or triangulation points.

    ProNest integration

    Design2Fab is the only software offering integration to Hypertherm ProNest nesting software, delivering SureCut™ technology.

    Unlimited technical support

    Access to Hypertherm’s tech service engineers is included at no additional charge.

Key Features

    Comprehensive fitting design

  • Extensive fittings library with unlimited customization
  • 3D view verification of fittings
  • 2D layout view of pattern fitting

    Choice of output

  • DXF export for nesting and automated cutting
  • HPGL export for printing and manual cutting

    Simplified job set-up

  • Job manager for multi-level zones
  • Copy fitting or zone
  • Fully customizable shop standards
  • Based on SMACNA and DIN standards
  • Custom seam and joint types
  • Custom list of liners, wrap, sealant, stiffeners, vanes, and hangers
  • Shear list – blank sizes calculated
  • Fitting list – quick list of fittings in job
  • Detail list – shop ticket format shows fitting, details, and dimensions
  • Cleat list – lists cleats to fabricate and organizes them by type, size, etc.
  • Liner list – lists lining to cut for fabricated parts by type, size, and dimension for each pattern piece

    Detailed reporting

  • Pattern fabrication
  • FabSheet with patterns
  • Metal piece usage
  • Wrap usage
  • Vane piece
  • Hanger piece
  • Stiffener piece

System Requirements

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System Requirements
Internet Internet connectivity required for subscription license
CPU 1.3 GHz processor or faster (3 GHz recommended)
Memory 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Display VGA display with at least 256 colors and a resolution of 1024 x 768
Disk space 1 GB available disk space
Microsoft® Windows® operating system Windows 10, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 7 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit OS)